Economy

White House: Gov't to make health law payments this month

Aug 16, 2017

The White House says President Donald Trump will make August payments to insurers under the health-care law he wants to repeal and replace.

Markets Right Now: Stocks inch higher as retailers recover

Aug 16, 2017

Stocks are closing modestly higher on Wall Street as retailers including Urban Outfitters and Target climb.

Figures on government spending and debt

Aug 16, 2017

Figures on government spending and debt in millions of dollars

Fed officials split in July over inflation worries

Aug 16, 2017

Fed split at July meeting over inflation worries, pace of future rate hikes

SBA head sees businesses held back by lack of loans, workers

Aug 16, 2017

Six months into her tenure, SBA head sees businesses as optimistic but held back by lack of loans, workers

Target says turnaround efforts are bringing shoppers back

Aug 16, 2017

Target, which is remodeling stores and bolstering its online operations, showed signs Wednesday that the moves are starting to win back shoppers.

Ryanair files complaint with EU after Air Berlin bankruptcy

Aug 16, 2017

Irish budget airline Ryanair has filed a complaint with European Union competition authorities after Air Berlin filed for bankruptcy protection and then got a 150 million euro ($177 million) government loan

US home construction slumped in July

Aug 16, 2017

US housing starts fell 4.8 percent in July as apartment construction plunged

Squeeze on UK living standards eases as wages pick up

Aug 16, 2017

Squeeze on living standards in Britain since last year's Brexit vote abates somewhat as wage growth picks up

Global stocks higher after US indexes take small losses

Aug 16, 2017

Global stock markets are mostly higher after US indexes took small losses and Washington and North Korea indicated their willingness to reduce nuclear tensions

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